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Buried Secrets

Director: Raja Amari
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This psychological thriller screened at over 20 film festivals and won three awards.
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2009/ Tunisia91 min/ Drama, Psychological thriller
Original Title
Aicha, Radia and their mother live removed from the world in the servant’s quarters in a wing of a deserted mansion. The precarious balance of their daily life is shaken by the arrival of a young couple who move into the main house. A bizarre cohabitation develops between the couple and the three women who decide not to make their presence known to their unexpected neighbors. They cannot leave their hiding place as it conceals secrets buried for years. However, Aicha, the younger of the two sisters, feels drawn by the newcomers…
Hafsia Herzi
Sondos Belhassen
Wassila Dari
Rim El Benna
Dhafer L'Abidine
Screenwriter: Raja Amari
DOP: Renato Berta
Editor: Pauline Dairou
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Production Company(ies)
Nomadis Images
Akka Films
Les Films d'Ici
in association with
Les Films du Requin
Les Films de la Source with the support of Ministère de la Culture et de la Sauvegarde du Patrimoine
Fonds Sud Cinéma
Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC)
Office Fédéral de la Culture in participation with Canal+
Etablissement de la Radio Télévision Tunisienne
Dora Bouchoucha
Serge Lalou
Nicolas Wadimoff
Joëlle Bertossa
Lina Chaabane Menzli
Nelly Mabilat
Eric Zaouali
Cyriac Auriol
Julie Gayet
Nadia Turincev
film festivals
film festivals African Film Festival of Verona, Italy
film festivals Films from the South, Norway
film festivals Rasta International, Serbia
film festivals CINEMAFRICA , Sweden
film festivals Transilvania Intl Film Festival, Romania
film festivals Vaxjo Film Festival, Sweden
film festivals Warsaw International Film Festival, Poland
film festivals Arab Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands
film festivals Associazone Centro Orientamento Educativo, Italy
film festivals Bratislava Art IFF
film festivals Chennai International Film Festival, India
film festivals Franzosische Filmtage, Germany
film festivals FUNDACION ARAGUANEY, Spain
film festivals Festival International du Film Mediterranean Tetouan, Morocco
film festivals MODERNO S.R.L. Italy
film festivals Mostra Internacional de Cinema de Portimao
film festivals Produtora FORMATA
film festivals Stichting Filmtheater Lumiere
film festivals Helsinki African Film Festival
film festivals Ascociacion Cultural Cine En Ruta
film festivals Mujeres por África
film festivals AfricAvenir Berlin
film awards
film awards 'Emile Cantillon' Award and Special Jury Award (International Competition) at the Brussels International Independent Film Festival
FIPRESCI Prize at the Kerala International Film Festival
“It’s so rare to watch such a quiet film (not only is the dialogue minimal, and there are no subtitles, but there’s practically no soundtrack), and be able to understand, appreciate, and be moved by it all.” IndieWire - Tambay A. Obenson